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We gave Benue State N337m for feeding programme - Presidency

Written By Idoma Television on Sunday, August 13, 2017 | 11:31:00 PM

The presidency on Sunday said in fulfilment of the Social Investment Programmes, the Buhari administration is now close to its target of feeding three million primary school children this year under the National Homegrown School Feeding Programme, one of its four ongoing SIP schemes

It said at the last count, a total of N6,204,912,889 has been paid out to 14 states during the school year ending August 2017.

The 14 states that have been covered under the School Feeding Programme are Anambra, Enugu, Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ebonyi, Zamfara, Delta, Abia, Benue, Plateau, Bauchi, Taraba and Kaduna.

A total of 2,827,501 school children are currently benefiting from the School Feeding Programme.

In total, 33,895 cooks have been engaged in the communities where the schools are located across the 14 states, said Laolu Akande, Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo's spokesman.

Below is a breakdown of the payment to each state and the number of school children being fed under the programme:

Anambra State: Received a total of N693,013,300, while a total of 103,742 children have been fed thus far, with 1,009 cooks paid.

Enugu State: Got a total of N 571,877,400 and 108,898 children have been fed so far, with 1,276 cooks paid.

Oyo State: A total of N490,296,800 was released by the FG for the feeding of 107,983 children, with 1.372 cooks engaged.

Osun State: Received a total of N1,000,394,888 for the feeding of 151,438 children. A total of 2,863 cooks were engaged in the state.

Ogun State: Received a total of and N1,042,217,400 for the feeding of 231,660 schoolchildren, while a total of 2,205 cooks were paid.

Ebonyi State: A total of N344,633,100 has been released for the feeding of 163,137 pupils so far, with a total of 1,453 cooks paid.

Zamfara State: Received a total of N402,295,600 for the feeding of 107,347 schoolchildren, while 1,127 cooks were engaged.

Delta State: Received a total of N225,896,300 for the feeding of 141,663 pupils. A total of 1,364 cooks were engaged in the state.

Abia State: Received N128,763,600 so far to feed 61,316 pupils, with 750 cooks engaged.

Benue State: Received a total of N337,157,800 to feed a total of 240,827 pupils, while 3,344 cooks were paid.

Plateau State: Received a total of N133,187,600 for feeding of 95,134 and 1,418 cooks engaged.

Bauchi States: Received thus fat N214,909,101 for the feeding of a total of 307,013 pupils, with 3,261 cooks engaged.

Taraba State: A total of N120,284,500 was paid and 171,835 pupils have thus far been fed, with a total of 2,596 cooks paid.

Kaduna State: Received a total of N499,985,500, while 835,508 pupils have been fed so far. Also, a total of 9,857 cooks were paid under the programme in the state.

Akande said more States and primary school pupils across the country are expected to benefit from the feeding programme by the time schools reopen next month for a new session.

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